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  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...

  • Letter: Don't take Maine's beauty for granted

    There’s an ocean in our back yard. At any time during the day, we can see boats sailing past our windows as nonchalantly as other people observe cars passing by on the street. We’ve lived here three years now and we’re still enthralled by what we see every day. Large ships, smal...

  • Letter: Big on 'Joe Mig' in South Freeport

    It seems like a constant war in Freeport between those who always want more from local government and those who want to maintain a balance between services and property tax affordability. Many residents of South Freeport appreciate Joe Migliaccio's ongoing effort to counter costly and indu...

  • Letter: Egan for Freeport Town Council

    We urge our friends and neighbors in Freeport to get to know Kristina Egan and to support her for Town Council in District 3. Kristina’s skills and experience will benefit the town. Her resume and background are impressive, but it is her attitude and her willingness to do the hard work that...

  • Letter: Question 2 is all about jobs

    We have two companies in Ocean Properties and Scarborough Downs that are ready to invest $120 million into a state-of-the-art entertainment complex in Biddeford. These companies already employ more than 1,000 Mainers, and they would employ hundreds more if we approve the Biddeford Downs racino by...

  • Letter: Experts disagree with smart meter proponent

    The letter from a Scarborough citizen deeming Edgar Allen Beem's column about the effects of smart meters as wrong is just plain misinformed. His example of putting a person in a room, while in another room transmitting at random times and challenging that "sensitive" person to feel the transmis...

  • Letter: Vote yes on 2 for Maine's horsemen

    I’ve been training and driving standardbred horses on racetracks for 25 years. It’s what I love best, and it’s pretty much all I know. If I have a choice, I’ll continue working with horses for as long as I can. There are plenty of others within the harness racing industry ...

  • Letter: Brennan for Portland mayor

    Portland has the opportunity to select an individual from a large number of impressive applicants to fill the job of mayor. Not just a ceremonial position, but one of primary importance in emerging from a recession, and building from there. We are optimistic about our future, given the t...

  • Letter: Portland should close Franklin St. gates

    Every Portland city councilor has either heard or read my continued (going back over six years) complaints concerning the gate openings allowing the unsafe and illegal crossing of Franklin Street. Are the future plans for this area going to continue to allow this dangerous situation to go unaddr...